Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili’s party the Democratic Congress has finally signed the Pledge to accept the outcome of the June 3 elections.

This after the Christian Council of Lesotho expressed disappointment that the party hadn’t signed.

This was a much awaited signature after churches were left wondering if the Prime Minister’s party was deliberately snubbing a pledge to accept the outcome of the upcoming elections.

Deputy Leader Mathibeli Mokhothu finally signed, albeit five days later.

Meanwhile, efforts continue to increase voter turnout from 46% in 2015 to 85%

In this latest initiative, manifestos of all parties have been summarised and compiled. In one document,xtile factories remain the highest private sector employer.

Among the most important target groups are factory workers.

Advance voting will be on May 27 and the main election day will be on June 3.

– By Nthakoana Ngatane